X Servers on Win 9x
Thu Jun 22 07:48:00 GMT 2000
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XWIn does not work properly on Win95/98.
The XWIN x-server needs a real 32 bit GDI, not a crapy
16-bit OS Win95/98, which is advertised as 32-bit but bhind
the sceen it is all 16-bit crap from M$.
only X-servers-v-1.0.tar.bz2 would work on Win95/98
but rather slow, that is because GUI in WIn95/98 is
a 16-bit from ancient times.
> -----Original Message-----
> From: firstname.lastname@example.org
> [ mailto:email@example.com]On Behalf Of Suhaib
> Sent: Thursday, June 22, 2000 10:43 AM
> To: Vinod Mukkamala; firstname.lastname@example.org
> Subject: RE: X Servers on Win 9x
> > hI,
> > My mount look like
> > Device Directory Type Flags
> > d:\cygwin\usr /usr user binmode
> > d:\cygwin / user binmode
> > When I extracted the file xfree86-4.0-xwin.tar.bz2 and
> > X-servers-v-1.0.tar.bz2, X11 directories where created
> > in usr/bin and usr/lib and also created usr/X11R6.
> > Since you suggested that all X related file have to be
> > in /usr/X11R6, I copied all files from /usr/bin/X11
> > and /usr/lib/X11 to /usr/X11R6. Still I am running
> > into trouble. when at MS Dos prompt, I say startxwin
> > it gives me
> > The XWin.exe file is linked to missing export
> > LIBZ.dll:inflateInit_.
> You are bound to have more problems, because
> what you are doing is going to give you all kind of
> xfree86-40-xwin.tar.bz2 <------------ it is a Cygwin compiled Xserver
> based upon XFree86. Must be installed in d:\cygwin\usr\X11R6 with
> at least xfree86-4.0-DLLs.tar.bz2 and fonts.
> X-servers-v-1.0.tar.bz2 <--------- MSVC 6.0 compiled X-server, has
> absoultely nothing
> to do with Cygwin1.dll and does not need a Cygwin installation.
> It must be
> installed in d:\usr directory
> > If I say startdx I get RGB_DB error and font fixed
> > error. In the reply to my mail you said that X server
> > is not able to see /usr/X11R6/lib/X11, but the RGB_DB
> > error message box says /usr/lib/X11. In my case I do
> > have both. Also while extracting the tar.bz2 files
> > "cygwin1.dll" is copied into /usr/X11R6/bin. I already
> > have cygwin1.dll in my usr/bin(and this one is latest
> > by date). So which one has to be renamed (as suggested
> > in one of your suggestions to mailing list)
> Cannot mix and match Cygwin stuff with MSVC. They use different
> paths for searching fonts... xwin needs gzip compressed fonts,
> x-servers-v-1.0 needs uncompressed fonts processed for MSVC.
> rgb.txt in X-server-v.10 has CRLF while in xwin it does.
> Did I write on Cygwin/XFree URL mix them and a cocktail X-server
> would work better meraclously?
> > Thanks for your help
> > Vinod
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